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Welcome to our meetings and events industry content hub where we curate our favourite content. You can experience live education sessions at our exhibitions, IMEX (www.imex-frankfurt.com) and IMEX America (www.imexamerica.com).
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Growing Air Travel Sector Faces Controversies

Growing Air Travel Sector Faces Controversies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As planes get bigger and more efficient, the world keeps getting smaller and easier to cross. New airlift routes and improvements are announced weekly--and new developments raise frequent debate.
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Report: How Millennials Travel for Business

Report: How Millennials Travel for Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Travel website Expedia has released a report on how Generation Y (also known as millennials) are traveling, with some interesting insights into the future of the business.
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The Power of Networking

The Power of Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What comes to mind when you hear the word “networking?” One might immediately associate it with an event of some sort; an opportunity to exchange business cards while sipping on a crisp glass of wine or a cold beer. You meet a few people; engage in small talk, hoping to spark a great conversation that might eventually lead into something bigger.

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Discover three reframing must-haves for successful medical meetings

Discover three reframing must-haves for successful medical meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In today’s ever-changing and challenging regulatory environment, there are two kinds of medical meetings: those likely to survive and prosper, and those not keeping abreast of regulatory changes and legislation.

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Your Members Need Help With Information Overload

Your Members Need Help With Information Overload | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you helping your members with managing all the information that’s thrown at them or just piling on? This challenge presents a major opportunity for associations, but it also calls for a big shift in thinking.

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How to organise the event that no one would want to miss?

How to organise the event that no one would want to miss? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

More than 1200 Dutch event organisers exchanged their best tips in a series of live masterclasses.

 

"How can you turn your standard meeting into the-event-no-one-would-want-to-miss?"

 

This whitepaper offers concrete tips for anyone who wants to turn his event into a big success. The masterclasses were organised by Aaaaha! the Actor Factory, which is an international production company of session formats and live interaction.

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Your Questions about Participant-led Events, Answered

Your Questions about Participant-led Events, Answered | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You want to make your event more interactive and engaging, but formats like "unconferences" and "conferences that work" that don't have a pre-set agenda can be a tough sell. We recently held a webinar (now available on demand) in which the guy who literally wrote the book on "conferences that work," Adrian Segar, and Curtiss Reed, who uses the format to tackle some really wicked problems during his organization's Vermont VIsion for a Multicultural Future conference, talked about how and why participant-led meetings work.

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My Search for the Perfect Events App

My Search for the Perfect Events App | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Learn from a conference owner’s mistakes in this first-person account of his search for an app that could be user friendly both for attendees and for his event team.

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VIP for a Fee: Airport Services Designed for High Value Customers

VIP for a Fee: Airport Services Designed for High Value Customers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

VIP treatment, such as early boarding, bonus miles, fast track screening, and first class upgrades, has proven to produce the revenue payback eagerly desired by airline management.  The eleven airlines reviewed in this report (Air Asia, Air France, American, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Hawaiian, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Qatar, and Virgin Atlantic) provide personalized one-on-one airport service that often stretches from curbside to the aircraft door.  The report describes how these airlines allow consumers to buy the package of goodies once reserved for travelers having gold and platinum status.

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Understanding the ABCs of Trade Show Installation

Understanding the ABCs of Trade Show Installation | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Do you understand trade show jargon? Before you start your exhibit installation, make sure that you understand what your contractors are talking about.
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Creating a Tech Sponsorship

Creating a Tech Sponsorship | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What a difference a decade makes! Remember when an exhibitor manual was a 5 pound, 250 page binder? Remember when most our event registration was done via fax? Remember when show guides were thick printed directories? Now exhibitors are being
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Busting 3 Big Millennial Attendee Myths

Busting 3 Big Millennial Attendee Myths | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Over the past few years, the Millennial generation has dominated headlines in the meetings industry. What can planners do to engage this emerging group of attendees? How will these tech-savvy post-graduates impact the future of face-to-face? Will their preferences completely disrupt the exhibit floor?

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Economic Significance Study

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This study quantifies the economic contributions made by the more than 1.8 million meetings, trade shows, conventions, congresses, incentive events and other meetings that take place across the country.

 

The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy conducted by PwC US was spearheaded by an alliance of CIC members representing the collective meetings, travel, exhibitions and events industries in the U.S. 

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Meetings Outlook

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After months of conducting research, analyzing results and design, MPI is introducing Meetings Outlook™, a special quarterly report that replaces the bi-monthly Business Barometer and offers a unique look through the eyes of your peers into the future of the meeting and event industry.

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When It Hits the Fan: What to do When your Big Event is not Going as Planned

When It Hits the Fan: What to do When your Big Event is not Going as Planned | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We all hope it won’t happen to us – but here are some pointers on what to do if your carefully planned event gets thrown curveball.
You’ve spent months planning your event and finally the big day arrives.
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Get Them on the Floor: Attract New Attendees to Your Tradeshow

Get Them on the Floor: Attract New Attendees to Your Tradeshow | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new study sheds light on how associations can attract desirable new attendees to their exhibitions: executives with buying power.
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8 Ideas for Creating a Must-Attend Conference

8 Ideas for Creating a Must-Attend Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How storytellers, a house band, and a knitting machine help attract attendees to Montreal's C2-MTL conference.At first glance, Montreal's C2-MTL conference might seem like Canada's answer to TED.
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Using Content Marketing Principles to Promote Your Event

Using Content Marketing Principles to Promote Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Content marketing isn’t anything new. But it can be a tricky challenge for event and conference businesses to really take advantage of content marketing to drive more registrations for their event ...
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7 Tips for Meeting in China

7 Tips for Meeting in China | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Planning a meeting in China? It’s essential to find strong local partners who can communicate your requirements to vendors on the ground, said Patrick Chen, deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration. The subtleties of planning meetings in China were the focus of Chen’s session at PCMA’s Convening Leaders meeting in Boston on January 14, with many audience members sharing their experiences as well.

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How to Help Introverts at Conferences and Events

How to Help Introverts at Conferences and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

So with nearly a quarter of event attendees needing a different environment than their more extroverted colleagues, how can event planners make sure everyone has the best experience? “We have to plan events with a focus on the experience that attendees have instead of a primary focus on efficiency,” Hurt told International Meetings Review. “Most people who attend events want to share. It's not about an attendee monopolizing a session by speaking out while the others have to listen. It's about finding ways to allow everyone the chance to share.”

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How to Use Eco-Friendly Tactics to Increase Brand Recognition with Trade Show Giveaways

The takeaways you give out at a trade show may seem like a nice gesture to your customers and a token of your appreciation, but these items can speak volumes about your company as they increase your brand awareness and recognition. When you incorporate eco-friendly elements into your promotional items for marketing at trade shows, you can create a valuable product that will have a positive impact on the planet, your brand and your target market.

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The Nonprofit Marketer's Guide to the Millennial Persona

The Nonprofit Marketer's Guide to the Millennial Persona | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With many Millennials wanting to join organizations and back their causes, learn how your nonprofit can appeal to the younger generation.
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Travel Effect

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Despite the size and positive impact of the U.S. Travel industry, the act of traveling has yet to be seen as an essential part of our lives, businesses and economy. The Travel Effect campaign reverses that thinking and proves that the travel experience and the travel industry as a whole actually have a measurable and purposeful impact. The Travel Effect proves through new and original research the economic, societal, business and personal benefits of travel, demonstrating the real truth behind the "hidden" impacts that travel can have on us all. 

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International Travel Trade Show's Economic Impact Rivals Super Bowl

A comparison of the economic impact of the 2013 IPW event in Las Vegas with a similar study of the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis shows that, while the Super Bowl attracted more attendees, the measurable total impact of IPW is longer—three years as opposed to four days—and significantly larger across key economic categories. For the host city, IPW produced more than four times as many direct expenditures; delivered more than five times the amount of GDP value-added direct impact; and generated greater tax revenues across the local, state and federal levels.

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Worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events - taking place in Frankfurt & Las Vegas.